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LG unveils its F60, a LTE-enabled mid-range handset
In a rather more subdued manner than the deluge of recent product launches, LG has announced its latest 4G LTE handset – the LG F60. The F60 aims to offer consumers LTE data speeds in a stylish mid-range package. So let’s dive right on into the specs to see if LG can deliver something worthy of your money.
- Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon (Snapdragon 400 most likely)
- 4.5-inch WVGA (800×480) IPS display (207ppi)
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB or 8GB internal memory
- Camera: Rear 5MP/ Front 1.3MP
- 2,100mAh battery
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- LTE/Bluetooth 4.0 / Wi-Fi / A-GPS connectivity
- Size: 127.5x 67.9 x 10.6mm
At a glance, the hardware is a bit of a mixed bag. The quad-core Snapdragon processor, acceptable RAM, and battery are what we’ve come to expect from good mid-range handsets of late. However, the 800×480 resolution display leaves us with a pixel density of just 207 at 4.5-inches, which is not as sharp as we’d like. The camera and internal storage options are also a tad below par, and with no word on expandable storage yet, it’s very hard to recommend the F60 compared when with the likes of the Moto G, unless you really want those LTE data speeds. On the plus side, the handset will be available in a dual-SIM variant, ideal for business users.
Pricing and availability hasn’t been announced yet, so we can’t quite say just how good or poor value the F60 is compared with other mid-range smartphones.
However, in the same vein as LG’s recently announced L Fino and L Bello, features from the LG G3’s UX software will be making their way to the LG F60, including the camera’s gesture shot feature, and Knock Code lock option. If you’ve been eyeing up some of these features but don’t want to splash out on a flagship smartphone, the F60 could be quite an appealing mid-range option.
Color variations are limited to just black and white. Retail details and markets will be announced at the time of availability, and should start appearing in the coming weeks.